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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Obamacons

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A number of friends of mine have commented on an odd phenomenon that they have observed — conservative Republicans they know who are saying that they are going to vote for Barack Obama...

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Munger on public transportation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, July 7, 2008

The latest episode of EconTalk is a conversation with Mike Munger about what happened in Santiago when the private bus system was replaced with a public system promising a more equitable and efficient system...

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A great gift to the world

with Milton Friedmanvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, July 7, 2008

Shame on you for running John McCarron's misinformed and misleading commentary on that late, great economist...

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An Anonymous Education Blogger Becomes Thorn in City's Side

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Monday, July 7, 2008

Told that her child could not enroll at the local public school, a concerned mother this spring sent a frantic e-mail message to a person she hoped could help...

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More Kindling

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, July 7, 2008

Just finished my first book on the Kindle—The Other, by David Guterson—and thought I'd share a few more thoughts on the Kindle experience...

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Election loomed large at Ideas Fest

with Shelby Steelevia Aspen Daily News
Monday, July 7, 2008

Although the presumptive presidential nominees were not here to speak for themselves, Barack Obama and John McCain were an ever-looming presence at the 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival, which wrapped up yesterday at the Aspen Institute...

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Doctors want Congress to rescind Medicare pay cut

with Scott W. Atlasvia McClatchy Newspapers
Monday, July 7, 2008

Steven Polansky, who's been an obstetrician and gynecologist in Sacramento, Calif., since 1977, said he couldn't afford a 10.6 percent pay cut from Congress...

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Divorce During Recession

with Gary S. Beckervia Forbes
Monday, July 7, 2008

"They started to fight when the money got tight, and they just didn't count on the tears ..."...

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We think: There's even more evidence that Bush was wrong on torture approach

with George P. Shultzvia Orlando Sentinel
Monday, July 7, 2008

Who would have thought that Chinese communists would become a model for U.S. interrogators...

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Economists' Statement on John McCain's Jobs for America Economic Plan

with Gary S. Becker, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, James C. Miller III, George P. Shultz, John B. Taylorvia Standard Newswire (NY)
Monday, July 7, 2008

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released a statement signed by over 300 professional economists in support of John McCain's Jobs for America economic plan...

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As G-8 meets, free trade under fire

with Michael Spencevia Christian Science Monitor
Monday, July 7, 2008

The long trend toward open trade and global markets is under new stress as problems from food shortages to climate change test its staying power...

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Fostering wise savings will help economy

with Milton Friedmanvia Allentown Morning Call (PA)
Monday, July 7, 2008

President Truman once asked his staff to find him a one-armed economist...

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The John Batchelor Show: WABC/WMAL ON DEMAND

with David Davenport, Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, July 6, 2008

Batchelor this week...

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ELECTORAL COLLEGE QUIZ

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, July 4, 2008

Like the 4th of July, the Electoral College is distinctively American...